Former Burnley Manager Sean Dyche Shockingly Admits He Could Have Signed Harry Kane in 2014 for £7 Million

Former Burnley Manager Sean Dyche Shockingly Admits He Could Have Signed Harry Kane in 2014 for £7 Million

  • Sean Dyche was close to signing Harry Kane for Burnley in 2014 for £7 million, but the board vetoed the move
  • Burnley proceeded to sign George Boyd for £3 million, a player who became their record signing at that time
  • Kane has achieved a lot and will soon become England's all-time top scorer, and possibly the Premier League's

Former Burnley manager, Sean Dyche has revealed that he was close to signing the then upcoming striker Harry Kane for the Clarets in 2014 for just £7 million.

However, they ended up signing George Boyd instead and were relegated from the Premier League that season.

Harry Kane, Sean Dyche, Tottenham Hotspur, Burnley, Premier League
Sean Dyche's Burnley earned a reputation for being tough to beat before they were relegated last season. Photos by Craig Mercer and Dave Thompson.
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According to talkSPORT, Dyche said the Clarets were closing in on signing Tottenham Striker Harry Kane. The Englishman was unproven at the time, but unfortunately Burnley couldn't have their way.

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Instead, Dyche's side went on to sign George Boyd but was sadly relegated from the Premier League in the 2014/2015 season.

Sean Dyche's offer to Tottenham

Speaking about that potential transfer, Dyche said his board promptly said no.

I phoned up about him and at the time, I think it was Tim Sherwood, immediately said £7m and we were in the market for like £3 million. He was unproven, and you’re Burnley. I went to the board and they said ‘we can’t do that.’

Dyche ended up with Boyd, a record signing at that time, for £3 million. Still, comparing the two strikers, Boyd is nowhere near Harry Kane regarding accolades and status in the game.

Nevertheless, Boyd had a decent career, scoring 12 goals in 123 appearances for Burnley before retiring from football in 2021.

Harry Kane hires Spanish fitness guru

Sports Brief earlier reported on Kane hiring a fitness expert to help him overcome some of his injuries. The Englishman brought in a specialist when he suffered a serious hamstring injury in January 2020.

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The striker has suffered many ankle injuries and the January 2020 injury forced him to turn to a fitness guru from Spain to deal with the issue once and for all. Kae has not suffered any long-term ankle issues since the end of the 2018/2019 season.

Source: Sports Brief News